Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DIY Holiday Gifts 

December 7, 2016
Pre-Registration: Not Required
3:30-5:00PM
For teens 6th-12th grades
A handmade gift sends a message of love and dedication. Make your own gift to give to someone special.

Cookies and Critics

December 16, 2016
Pre-Registration: Not Required
3:30-5:00PM
For teens 6th-12th grades

Decorate sugar cookies while critiquing the classic Christmas movie Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas In July.


Teen Movie Night 

January 18, 2017
Pre-Registration: Not Required
4:00-6:00PM

Enjoy the new release, Suicide Squad, rated PG-13, while eating snacks and hanging out with friends.

Teen Game Night After Hours 

January 20, 2017
Pre-Registration: Not Required
5:00-7:00PM

Bring your friends and play popular board games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, or One Night, Ultimate Werewolf. Don’t know how to play? Our staff will teach you!

Friday, September 23, 2016

October & November Programs

Image result for escape roomEscape from the Christian County Library 

October 28, 2016 
Teens 6th-12th Grades 
5 :00-7:00PM 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 

Use your wits and instincts to figure out the clues and escape from the Christian County Library! 
Remember to dress in your Halloween best at this spooky event. 

Day of the Dead

November 2, 2016
Teens 6th-12th Grades
4:00-6:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos by decorating a traditional sugar skull and watching The Book of Life. We will explore the historical and cultural traditions behind this holiday and watch the movie which was based around it. Discussion will follow.



Image result for fruits basket animeAnime-niacs 

November 25, 2016
3:30-5:30PM
Teens 6th-12th Grades
 Pre-Registration: Not Required

Come watch the first four episodes of the popular anime Fruits Basket and make some sushi candy!

Monday, July 25, 2016

August & September Programs

Lazy Library Day
August 10th
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

School is about to start, but spend one more lazy day at the library before it does! Come watch a movie, play some board games, and enjoy some tasty snacks. Not lazy enough? Find a cozy corner to curl up and read. 



Minute to Win It: Back to School Edition
August 26th; 3:30-4:30
Grades 6-12
Now that you're back in the school groove, do you have what takes to win this back to school themed Minute To Win It challenge? Bring a friend and test you skills! Snacks provided. 

H.G. Wells: War of the Worlds Movie Party
September 15th; 3:30-5:00

Grades 6-12
Watch the original 1953 War of the Worlds in this Mystery Science Theater related program. Witty, but not derogatory, comments about this B rated film are encouraged during the showing!

Nail Art!
September 23rd; 3:30-5:00
Grades 6-12
Celebrate your nails in this program! Staff will give nail tips and show you how to create three different nail art designs just in time for the new school year.

STOP! Animation
September 29th; 3:30-5:00
Grades 6-12
Use library materials to create a stop-motion masterpiece with a library theme. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Program


Read and review books this summer to win great prizes!

How It Works:

This summer, starting May 16th, record 10 hours of reading using the link on the teen blog to win a coupon book, a book bag, and a free book! Record your book's title, author, how long it took you to read, and a short review in order to submit it. 

The grand prize is an iPad Mini 2 and will be awarded to the teen who records the most hours read over the summer. 

With every book you submit, you can also enter into one of three prize baskets! These baskets are "Movie Night", "Heart for Art", and "Board Game Bash." Each time you enter a book, you will have the option to select which basket you wish to put your name in. At the end of the summer on July 30th a winner will be drawn for each basket.

Summer Reading Events


Life-Sized Board Games

June 2, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Finley River Park (across from Library) 

Think you know the library? Well come test your knowledge in this year’s Library Olympics! Build your team of friends or family and challenge others to see who will be awarded the bronze, silver, and gold. 




Library Olympics
June 9, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Christian County Library

Think you know the library? Well come test your knowledge in this year’s Library Olympics! Build your team of friends or family and challenge others to see who will be awarded the bronze, silver, and gold. 



Introduction to Self-Defense
June 16, 2016 / 3:30 - 4:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/26/16
CLICK HERE to Register
Location: Christian County Library

Exercise your mind and body in this program for beginners. Kristen Pattinson from the O.C. will teach self defense techniques for teens. 





Creative Writing
June 23, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Christian County Library

Join us for a day of creative writing and sharing with local author Susan Keene. All materials will be provided.



Waves of Danger Murder Mystery
June 24, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

A relaxing cruise in the Caribbean to celebrate its crew hits a port not on the itinerary: murder! Become a passenger on the S.S. Carnage where you can play detective, accomplice, or murderer. Choose to be a part of the mystery or sit back and try to figure it out. Pack your thinking cap, keen eye and good memory to put together all the clues and solve the mystery.





Water Olympics
June 30, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required 
Location: Finley River Park (across from Library)

What good is summer without a water balloon fight? Join us at the library for an epic water Olympic challenge to get you geared up for this year’s Summer Olympics. 



Cosplay DIY
July 14, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

Love all the cool costumes professional cosplayers make? Come get some tips to make your own! Guest Valerie Bogart, who has cosplayed as Sabine and Barriss Offee from Star Wars, Effie Trinket of The Hunger Games, Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, will be here to share her experiences in cosplay and give you some tricks to start your cosplay creations!


Race Around the World With Food
July 21, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years 
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

It’s a race for your taste buds! Sample different delicacies from around the world, and critique them like the food expert you were born to be. Find out your favorite culinary country in this tasty program. Anyone with food allergies should inquire with staff before attending this program.




Summer Reading Finale: Harry Potter-thon
July 28, 2016 / 3:30 - 5:30PM
Teens 12 - 18 years
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Location: Christian County Library

Summer break is almost over, but not at the library! It’s time for the finale, with everything Harry Potter. Come and play a game of Quidditch then meet up for snacks, trivia, and more.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

April and May Programs

Psst! Having trouble remembering when a program is? Sign up for program reminders by texting @teensccl to 81010.

Library Scavenger Hunt: Teen Edition
April 11th-16th
All Day

Celebrate National Library Week by participating in our special scavenger hunt! Come anytime during the week from April 11th to the 16th. Turn in your scavenger hunt to enter into a prize drawing!


Money Matters
April 29th; 3:30-4:30
Pre-registration starts: 4/08/16
Think you're too young to learn about finances? Think again! Saving up for a car, college, or a cool present? Harold Phillips, Senior Vice President of Ozark bank will be at the library during Money Smart week to teach you some teen-savvy money tips.

Bristle Bots
May 5th; 3:30-4:30
Pre-registration starts: 4/14/16
Build your own robot using a toothbrush and a pager motor! Once you build your bot, enter them in an all-out brawl!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

February and March Programs


Psst! Having trouble remembering when a program is? Sign up for program reminders by texting @teensccl to 81010.

Chocolate Craze
February 11th @ 3:30 p.m.

Ready for Valentine's Day? Taste test some chocolate to figure out what to give that special someone!
Register Here




Image result for board gamesSpring Break Boredom Busters
March 10th from 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Stuck in town for spring break with nothing to do? Going crazy sitting at home? Come to the library for board games, video games, snacks, and fun!
Register Here






Batman vs. Superman Watch Party
Are you ready for the theater release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice? It’s the ultimate standoff with two of Earth’s mightiest heroes. Who will win? Come watch the original 1989 Batman and the 1978 Superman films in anticipation of the brawl! Snacks will be provided.

March 8th  @ 1:00 a.m. - Batman
March 9th  @ 1:00 a.m  - Superman
No Registration Required

Friday, November 27, 2015

December & January Programs


Classics and Cookies
December 23rd, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the holiday season by watching a classic Christmas film and decorating sugar cookies. Milk, cookies, and decorations will be provided. 

Registration starts November 11th, CLICK HERE to Register



Minute to Win It: Winter Edition
December 29th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

You have one minute to win it! Come play some winter themed Minute to Win It games and have fun with friends. Snacks will be provided.
Registration starts December 8th, CLICK HERE to Register.





New Year's Dreamboard
January 22nd, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ready for a new year? Come make your own Dreamboard to set your goals for 2016. All materials will be provided. 

Registration starts January 1st, CLICK HERE to Register.